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Audio and Music Files (114 file types)

Audio and Music Files - Types & Formats of file extensions

By: Jasmin Morel

You may wonder what the most common audio files extensions are and what they do. The most common audio files extensions you may already know. They include .WAV, .AIF, .MP3, and .MID.

Audio Files are compressed and uncompressed audio composition containing waveform data and are played using audio playback software. Certain files do not contain audio data, such as .MID files, musical scores, and project files, but they can still be played back using the above audio files extensions.
Popular audio file extensions are .MP3, .M3U, .WAV and .CDA.

Extension Name of file type Ranking
.amr Adaptive Multi-rate Compressed Audio File
.flac Free Lossless Audio Codec File
.m3u MP3 Songs Playlist File
.mp3 MP3 Audio File
.ptm PolyTracker Module
.voc Creative Labs Sound File
.xspf XML Shareable Playlist Format
.dss Digital Speech Standard File
.aax Audible Enhanced Audio File
.abc ABC Music Notation File
.cda CD Audio Track File
.m4a MPEG-4 Compressed Audio File
.ogg Ogg Vorbis Audio File
.wav WAVE Audio File
.acd ACID Project File
.ftm FamiTracker Module File
.aac Advanced Audio Coding File
.aaf Advanced Authoring Format Multimedia File
.ac3 Audio Codec 3 File
.act Adpcm Compressed Audio File
.aif Audio Interchange File Format Sound File
.aiff Audio Interchange File Format
.ape Monkey's Audio Lossless Audio File
.aud Westwood Studios Audio File
.aup Audacity Project File
.dvf Sony DV Voice File
.flp FruityLoops Project File
.gsm Global System for Mobile Audio File
.iff Autodesk Maya Image Interchange File
.kar Karaoke MIDI File
.m4p Apple Itunes Music Store Audio File
.mid MIDI File
.mod Amiga Music Module File
.mpc Musepack Audio File
.msv Mystars! Saved View File
.mus Finale Notation File
.nra Nero Audio-cd Compilation File
.odm Overdrive Media Console Media Control File
.pcm Pulse Code Modulation File
.pk Audition Peak File
.pls Audio Playlist File
.ram Real Audio Metafile
.rbs Rebirth Song File
.sds MIDI Sample Dump Standard File
.seq PowerTracks Pro Audio Project File
.ses Adobe Audition Session File
.shn Shorten Compressed Audio File
.spx Ogg Vorbis Speex File
.vlc VLC Playlist File
.wma Windows Media Audio File
.wv Wavpack Lossless Compressed Audio File
.dcf Drm Content Format Delivery File
.gp3 Guitar Pro 3 Project File
.mtd Musicnotes Digital Music Sheet File
.nwc Noteworthy Composer Song File
.pc Personal Composer Musical Notation File
.qcp PureVoice Audio File
.sf2 Creative Labs Soundfont 2.0 Bank File
.sng MIDI Song File
.vpl Karaoke Player Playlist File
.wrf Webex Recording File
.zpl Zune Playlist File
.aa Audible Audio Book File
.acm Interplay Audio File
.aifc Compressed Audio Interchange File
.apl Monkey's Audio Track Info File
.cpr Cubase Project File
.dmf Delusion Digital Music File
.imf Id Music File
.it Impulse Tracker Music Module File
.kmp Korg Trinity Audio File
.m4b MPEG-4 Audio Layer Audio Book File
.m4r Apple Iphone Ringtone Format
.mbr Zune Smooth Streaming File
.mxl Compressed Musicxml Music Notation File
.nst NoiseTracker Module File
.oma Sony Openmg Music Format File
.ptx Pro Tools 10 Session File
.ra Realaudio Audio File
.rmi RMID MIDI File
.rng Nokia Composer Ringtone File
.smf Standard MIDI File
.smp SmartMusic Performance File
.tak Tom's Lossless Audio Kompressor File
.tta True Audio File
.vox Dialogic Voice Audio File
.wax Windows Media Audio Redirector File
.wpk Nero Wave Editor File
.wrk Cakewalk Music Project File
.wve WaveEditor Project File
.all Cubasis Project File
.als Ableton Live Set File
.amz Amazon Mp3 Downloader File
.bun Cakewalk Bundle File
.emp eMusic Music Download File
.emx Emusic Download File
.fev FMOD Audio Events File
.gig Gigasampler/gigastudio Audio File
.gpk WaveLab Audio Peak File
.imp Audition Impulse File
.lvp Avaya Voice Player Compressed Voice Audio File
.mtp Minitab Portable Worksheet File
.omf Open Media Framework File
.ove Overture Music Score File
.pts Pro Tools Session File
.rfl Reason ReFill Sound Bank File
.sdat Nintendo Ds Sound Data File
.sfl Sound Forge Sound Data File
.sm Stepmania Song File
.svd Roland Patch File
.syn SimSynth Document File
.vdj Virtualdj Audio Sample File
.vrf Ventrilo Audio Recording File
.wow Grave Composer Module File

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